Historical Events For July - 23
Sunday, 23 April 2017
1959 On July - 23 vP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR
1960 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls on this day in history.
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open on this day in history.
1961 On July - 23 esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
1964 On this day in history egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
1964 On this day in history jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
1965 On July - 23 beatles "Help" is released in the UK
1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on July - 23.
1966 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on this day in history.
1966 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60 on July - 23.
1967 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1967 Race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit on July - 23.
1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on this day in history.
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on July - 23.
1972 On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 On this day in history the first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched
1973 Ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die on July - 23.
1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses on July - 23.
1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1976 Wings release "Let 'em In" on this day in history.
1976 On July - 23 wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
1977 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges on July - 23.
1977 On this day in history renĂ© de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
1978 On July - 23 israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
1979 On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops
1979 On this day in history keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1980 On July - 23 billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya
1980 River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter on this day in history.